STORY OF THE WEEK
Is the lockdown rewriting CEE's risk map? – Find out what bankers think

Story of the week

08
Apr
2020

Is the lockdown rewriting CEE's risk map? – Find out what bankers think

by Property Forum
Property Forum’s next virtual event will take a closer look at the immediate and long-term effects of the coronavirus lockdown of real estate financing in CEE. Hear the economic outlook of Commerzbank’s Senior EM Strategist and listen to the discussion of influential bankers. Participants will also have the chance to ask questions and share their personal experiences.
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Residential

08
Apr
2020

Cordia introduces online home-buying process

by Property Forum
Hungarian residential developer Cordia is introducing a new, secure, online service that covers the entire home buying process, including virtual viewing and remote contract signing.
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One United Properties moves ahead with full speed in Bucharest Polish developer enables fully remote contract signing JTRE selects contractors for Eurovea extension in Bratislava

Report

08
Apr
2020

Colliers: CEE investment volumes expected to drop in Q2/Q3

by Property Forum
The preliminary investment volumes for the CEE region for Q1 2020 have reached ca. €3.7 billion, despite the onset of COVID-19 in CEE at the beginning of March. This volume was significantly boosted by the ca. €1.3 billion acquisition of the Residomo portfolio in the Czech Republic by Heimstaden, however, it still represents a y-o-y growth of 68% over Q1 2019 (ca. €2.2 billion) and 28% over Q1 2018 (ca. €2.9 billion).
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Savills: 67% of countries see a ‘moderate negative impact’ from COVID-19 Construction activity continues across Serbia, despite COVID-19 COVID-19 will delay construction’s adaptation to climate change

Career

07
Apr
2020

CA Immo postpones Annual General Meeting to August

by Property Forum
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Management Board of CA Immo has decided to reschedule the 33rd Annual General Meeting from originally 7 May 2020 to 25 August 2020. As a result, the resolution on the appropriation of net profit for 2019 and a dividend payment will also be postponed.
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Zacaria offers free warehouse space for local authorities and NGOs CBRE appoints new Head of Investment in the Czech Republic Immofinanz postpones Annual General Meeting to October

Hotel

07
Apr
2020

C&W: 41% of hotel investors still looking at opportunities

by Property Forum
A new weekly EMEA COVID-19 research report from Cushman & Wakefield, 'COVID-19 Impacts For EMEA Real Estate', outlines the sweeping impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on the European hotel market in 2020.
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CEE hotel deals put on hold due to COVID-19 Marriott taking extraordinary measures to survive the global lockdown CPI offers the Czech government 14 hotels to provide patient care

Industrial

07
Apr
2020

Panattoni extends manufacturing facility in Szczecin

by Property Forum
Panattoni is extending a production plant making specialised telecommunications systems at Panattoni Park Szczecin I. Next to the existing 32,000 sqm, the developer will build a further 24,000 sqm. As a result, this June the logistics and industrial complex will be 80 percent completed, and by year-end Panattoni intends to embark on the construction of the final 42,000 sqm phase of the park, completing the entire project planned to total 220,700 sqm.
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Panattoni announces park extension near Wrocław Retail chain leases 35,000 sqm from Panattoni in Silesia

Investment

07
Apr
2020

Generali Real Estate buys Prague department store

by Property Forum
Generali Real Estate has acquired the Kotva department store in Prague for an undisclosed sum from Pražská Správa Nemovitostí (PSN) through its pan-European fund Generali Real Estate Asset Repositioning SA (GREAR).
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Hungary’s Optima buys controlling interest in GTC Hines sells distribution park portfolio in Poland NEPI Rockcastle asks AFI Europe for €15 million compensation over uncompleted transaction

Economy

06
Apr
2020

Are wage subsidies enough to tackle the COVID-19 crisis?

by Property Forum
Most CEE governments have already introduced measures aimed at helping employed people and struggling businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak. In most countries, at least half of the average wage will be taken over by the state, up to 80% or more in certain countries. Hungary is the only country in the region where no concrete measures have been announced yet. We looked at what workers of affected companies can expect across the region.
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Hungary's economy suffers more than others in the region Large manufacturers to halt production in CEE Major aid package in Slovakia: Is it enough?

Office

06
Apr
2020

JLL and CBRE to lease Immobel’s Warsaw project

by Property Forum
JLL and CBRE have been selected by Immobel Poland as agents responsible for the commercialization process of Central Point in Warsaw. The investment is being built on the corner of Marszałkowska and Świętokrzyska Streets and above an intersection of the two metro lines of Warsaw.
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Łódź office supply to expand significantly in 2020 Lublin reports a fall in office space availability CPI Property Group takes over PM of Warsaw office building

Retail

06
Apr
2020

AFI Europe postpones Brasov opening due to COVID-19

by Property Forum
AFI Europe Romania announces the rescheduling of the opening date for AFI Brasov, the largest shopping centre project to be delivered in Romania in 2020. Initially planned for the spring of this year, the opening date is now scheduled for the autumn of 2020, should the overall social conditions allow it.
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Restrictions on shopping affect over 9,000 stores in Romania Liebrecht & wooD develops outlet centre near Bucharest NEPI Rockcastle remains confident about rental revenue

Interview

31
Mar
2020

Can the current lockdown change shopping habits in the long run?

by Ákos Budai
Retail is among the real estate sectors most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. As most stores have been ordered to close across Europe, retail landlords face an unprecedented challenge. Duarte Cabral, Deputy Managing Director EMEA at Sonae Sierra shared with us his initial impressions on this rapidly evolving situation.
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Will things go back to normal by Q3 2020? Living investments in CEE attract more investors Serbia’s real estate market is quickly catching up

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